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Reducing Slurry Pump Maintenance Downtime and Operating Costs at a large mine in Canada

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Original date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
In early 2014 a large Canadian owned mine approached Toyo looking for input on reducing down time and operating costs at one of their primary slurry feed stations.  Existing slurry pumps were lasting three weeks. Annual operating costs exceeded $400,000 on this one pumping application. This session shares Toyo's assessment methodology and the resulting custom built pump with a patent applied for pressurized sealing system. The pump was put on trial and ran for 26 weeks - an 800 % improvement in operating time and estimated annual operating costs reduced by a factor of six. Learn more about how the pressurized seal system helps ensure clean oil across the mechanical seal faces extending pump life and maintenance requirements dramatically. 
BoK Content Source: 
MainTrain 2015
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Asset Management Framework Subject: 
03 Lifecycle Delivery, 3.02 Asset Creation & Acquisition, 3.06 Reliability Engineering
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
04 Tools and Tactics, 4.1 Reliability Centered Maint., 05 Maintenance & Reliability Engineering, 5.3 Failure Analysis, 10 Continuous Improvement, 10.5 Asset Reliability Improvements
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Toyo Pumps